Game Title: Sonic Origins
- Xbox Series X/S (Jun 23, 2022)
- PlayStation 5 (Jun 23, 2022)
- Nintendo Switch (Jun 23, 2022)
- PlayStation 4 (Jun 23, 2022)
- Xbox One (Jun 23, 2022)
- PC (Jun 23, 2022)
OpenCritic - 79 average - 80% recommended - 10 reviews
Metacritic - 81 average - 11 reviews
Critic ReviewsDestructoid - Zoey Handley - 6.5 / 10
Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.
Game Informer - Brian Shea - 8.5 / 10
While the music changes and audio mishaps are disappointing, the Sonic Origins package is terrific overall. Having the best versions of the classic Sonic saga in one bundle is supremely satisfying, and Anniversary Mode’s enhancements make the experience of playing through them more enjoyable than ever before. Even in a gaming landscape where most of these games are already available to download on every platform, Sonic Origins is a worthwhile package.
GameSpot - Heidi Kemps - 7 / 10
Ars Technica - Not RecommendedThe games remain timeless classics, but the Sonic Origins wrapper leaves something to be desired.
Hardcore Gamer - Jacob Bukacek - 3.5 / 5Verdict: Sonic Origins' issues may have been excusable at a lower price point. But this little content at $40, plus a gouging-by-DLC headache, moves our call from "maybe" to "nope."
Sonic Origins does a lot right.
IGN Korea - Donghun Lee - Korean - 9 / 10
Sonic Origins is a reimagination of the classic Sonic series which applies some modernized ideas. For a series franchise that had lived just over 30 years, it’s another opportunity for the dev team to look back and reminisce of the basics. Just like most compilation packaged games, there is plenty of content to find and check out. With the addition of record keeping leaderboards for each stages and corners, the dev team’s vision has finally acknowledged the voices of the Sonic community. Sonic Origins would by far be the best addition to the library of Sonic games collection, for all Sonic fans since the classic days.
PSX Brasil - Ivan Nikolai Barkow Castilho - Portuguese - 80 / 100
Sonic Origins is a collection of classic Sonic games at their best. Extras such as missions, animated cutscenes and Sonic 3 & Knuckles "remastered" in 16:9 also appeal mainly to those who already know the original games. However, the price is very high for what the package offers and is far from being a definitive collection.
PlayStation Universe - Michael Harradence - 9.5 / 10
Sonic Origins is a fantastic celebration of 30 years of SEGA's spiky blue mascot, offering four of the best platformers money can buy and chucking in a bunch of great extras that long-time fans can appreciate. Regardless of where the Blue Blur head next, Sonic Origins is a reminder of just how damn good these timeless classics are.
Shacknews - Donovan Erskine - 8 / 10
Sonic Origins is not only an excellent trip down memory lane for fans of the series, it’s also the perfect entry point for those looking to play them for the very first time. The games are all as beautiful as ever and control like a dream. There are also a plethora of bonus goodies that celebrate the iconic artwork and music of the platforming series. While it’s easy to get caught up in arguments about the current direction of the Sonic IP, Sonic Origins is a refreshing reminder that the original games are among the best 2D platformers ever made.
Worth Playing - Cody Medellin - 8 / 10
Sonic Origins isn't a comprehensive collection of Sonic games, as some of the 16-bit entries are missing. It also isn't the definitive version of these games, especially since the music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 seems to be the sticking point for re-releases. What you have are four games that add a good deal of quality-of-life changes without changing anything else that made the Sonic games classics in the first place. If you can get over the initial asking price and confusion over the versions and are a fan of the older Sonic games, this one is worth a spin.